Magic man David Blaine prepared for his death-defying London endurance feat by whisking a 16-year-old London shop girl off on a glamorous date.

Blaine, who is dating German model MANON VON GERKAN, met teenager DAISY BROWN while shopping in trendy fashion store Paul Smith.

The daredevil then took her for a cosy meal at London's NOBU restaurant, and dazzled her throughout dinner by performing magic tricks.

According to British tabloid THE DAILY MIRROR, the evening ended with the 30 year old celebrity giving Brown a kiss on the lips. The teenager has told friends she will be seeing Blaine again once he has completed his most recent stunt - hanging over the Thames in a see-through box for 44 days with only water as nourishment.

But she insists,"Me and David are just friends."

08/09/2003 13:38